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In a nutshell: new house, new friend, new adventures | There’s something fascinating about naughty children, and readers will be captivated by Magda, the co-star of Chris Higgins’s new book. Bella and her family are just moving into a new house in the country. It’s very different to their old home and for Bella the quiet and the pitch black nights will take some getting used to. She’s delighted to discover there’s a girl her own aged living next door and before long Magda and Bella are best friends. However, the things that make Magda so exciting – her non-stop ideas, daring and energy – tend to lead to trouble, particularly for Bella. Do the pros of being Magda’s friend outweigh the cons? This is a lively well-observed story of friendship and self-awareness that readers will completely understand.
Bella has just moved into a new house. It's old and dark and she's sure there's a ghost in the attic! But things look up when she meets her new next-door neighbour Magda. Magda is lots of fun! She's bubbly and full of imagination and can even turn cartwheels! Soon they are best friends. But Magda is also trouble! She breaks Bella's mum's best tea set, wrecks Bella's room and covers the whole living room in soot. And somehow makes sure Bella gets the blame for everything. Bella is going to have watch out because there's Trouble Next Door!
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|Publication date:||12th January 2017|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Chris Higgins was born and brought up in South Wales. She now lives in Cornwall with her husband, 4 children, a sheepdog, a rabbit and a goldfish that is very old – well over 20 in fact! For many years she worked as a Secondary school teacher in English and Drama. Chris loves theatre and between writing helps at the Minack, the open-air theatre on the cliffs near Lands End. Chris also loves to travel and is a great believer in taking control of your own life and making the most of your opportunities. Like her first novel, 32C, That’s ...More About Chris Higgins